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Publication numberUS20050038036 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 10/843,915
Publication dateFeb 17, 2005
Filing dateMay 12, 2004
Priority dateMay 16, 2003
Also published asCA2525326A1, CN1780626A, EP1626723A1, WO2004100957A1
Publication number10843915, 843915, US 2005/0038036 A1, US 2005/038036 A1, US 20050038036 A1, US 20050038036A1, US 2005038036 A1, US 2005038036A1, US-A1-20050038036, US-A1-2005038036, US2005/0038036A1, US2005/038036A1, US20050038036 A1, US20050038036A1, US2005038036 A1, US2005038036A1
InventorsSteven Romano, Earl Giller, Edmund Harrigan, Thomas Seeger
Original AssigneePfizer Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Treatment of bipolar disorders and associated symptoms
US 20050038036 A1
Abstract
The present invention relates to a method for treatments relating to bipolar disorder in a mammal, including a human, the treatments including treatment of rapid-cycling bipolar disorder, treatment of symptoms of bipolar disorder selected from the group consisting of acute mania and depression, treatment for effecting mood stabilization; treatment for preventing relapse into bipolar episodes, and for the treatment of suicidal thoughts and tendencies associated with bipolar disorder, comprising administering to said mammal an effective amount of a compound of the formula I: or a pharmaceutically acceptable acid addition salt thereof, wherein Ar, n, X, and Y are as defined.
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1. A method for treating rapid-cycling bipolar disorder in a mammal in need thereof comprising administering to said mammal a pharmaceutically effective amount of a compound of formula
or a pharmaceutically acceptable acid addition salt thereof, wherein Ar is benzoisothiazolyl or an oxide or dioxide thereof each optionally substituted by one fluoro, chloro, trifluoromethyl, methoxy, cyano, nitro or naphthyl optionally substituted by fluoro, chloro, trifluoromethyl, methoxy, cyano or nitro; quinolyl; 6-hydroxy-8-quinolyl; isoquinolyl; quinazolyl; benzothiazolyl; benzothiadiazolyl; benzotriazolyl; benzoxazolyl; benzoxazolonyl; indolyl; indanyl optionally substituted by one or two fluoro, 3-indazolyl optionally substituted by 1-trifluoromethylphenyl; or phthalazinyl;
n is 1 or 2;
and X and Y together with the phenyl to which they are attached form quinolyl; 2-hydroxyquinolyl; benzothiazolyl; 2-aminobenzothiazolyl; benzoisothiazolyl; indazolyl; 2-hydroxyindazolyl; indolyl; spiro; oxindolyl optionally substituted by one to three of (C1-C3) alkyl, or one of chloro, fluoro or phenyl, said phenyl optionally substituted by one chloro or fluoro; benzoxazolyl; 2-aminobenzoxazolyl; benzoxazolonyl; 2-aminobenzoxazolinyl; benzothiazolonyl; bezoimidazolonyl; or benzotriazolyl.
2. A method of treating in a mammal in need thereof a symptom of bipolar disorder selected from the group consisting of acute mania, depression, and suicidal thoughts or suicidal tendencies, which method comprises administering to said mammal a pharmaceutically effective amount of a compound of formula
or a pharmaceutically acceptable acid addition salt thereof, wherein Ar is benzoisothiazolyl or an oxide or dioxide thereof each optionally substituted by one fluoro, chloro, trifluoromethyl, methoxy, cyano, nitro or naphthyl optionally substituted by fluoro, chloro, trifluoromethyl, methoxy, cyano or nitro; quinolyl; 6-hydroxy-8-quinolyl; isoquinolyl; quinazolyl; benzothiazolyl; benzothiadiazolyl; benzotriazolyl; benzoxazolyl; benzoxazolonyl; indolyl; indanyl optionally substituted by one or two fluoro, 3-indazolyl optionally substituted by 1-trifluoromethylphenyl; or phthalazinyl;
n is 1 or 2;
and X and Y together with the phenyl to which they are attached form quinolyl; 2-hydroxyquinolyl; benzothiazolyl; 2-aminobenzothiazolyl; benzoisothiazolyl; indazolyl; 2-hydroxyindazolyl; indolyl; spiro; oxindolyl optionally substituted by one to three of (C1-C3) alkyl, or one of chloro, fluoro or phenyl, said phenyl optionally substituted by one chloro or fluoro; benzoxazolyl; 2-aminobenzoxazolyl; benzoxazolonyl; 2-aminobenzoxazolinyl;
benzothiazolonyl; bezoimidazolonyl; or benzotriazolyl.
3. The method of claim 2 wherein the symptom is selected from the group consisting of acute mania and depression.
4. The method of claim 2 wherein the symptom is suicidal thoughts or tendencies.
5. A method of stabilizing mood or of preventing relapse into a bipolar episode in a mammal afflicted with bipolar disorder, which method comprises administering to said mammal a pharmaceutically effective amount of a compound of formula
or a pharmaceutically acceptable acid addition salt thereof, wherein Ar is benzoisothiazolyl or an oxide or dioxide thereof each optionally substituted by one fluoro, chloro, trifluoromethyl, methoxy, cyano, nitro or naphthyl optionally substituted by fluoro, chloro, trifluoromethyl, methoxy, cyano or nitro; quinolyl; 6-hydroxy-8-quinolyl; isoquinolyl; quinazolyl; benzothiazolyl; benzothiadiazolyl; benzotriazolyl; benzoxazolyl; benzoxazolonyl; indolyl; indanyl optionally substituted by one or two fluoro, 3-indazolyl optionally substituted by 1-trifluoromethylphenyl; or phthalazinyl;
n is 1 or 2;
and X and Y together with the phenyl to which they are attached form quinolyl; 2-hydroxyquinolyl; benzothiazolyl; 2-aminobenzothiazolyl; benzoisothiazolyl; indazolyl; 2-hydroxyindazolyl; indolyl; spiro; oxindolyl optionally substituted by one to three of (C1-C3) alkyl, or one of chloro, fluoro or phenyl, said phenyl optionally substituted by one chloro or fluoro; benzoxazolyl; 2-aminobenzoxazolyl; benzoxazolonyl; 2-aminobenzoxazolinyl; benzothiazolonyl; bezoimidazolonyl; or benzotriazolyl.
6. The method of claim 5, for stabilizing mood.
7. The method of claim 5, for preventing relapse into a bipolar episode.
8. The method of any preceding claim wherein the compound is ziprasidone.
9. The method of claim 1, 2, or 5 wherein the compound is ziprasidone and is administered in dosages of about 0.5 mg to about 500 mg per day.
10. The method of claim 1, 2, or 5 wherein the compound is ziprasidone and the administration is oral.
11. The method of claim 1, 2, or 5 wherein the compound is ziprasidone and the administration is parenteral.
12. The method of claim 1, 2, or 5 wherein the treatments effect improvement in the mammal within about 96 hours after administrating the compound.
13. The method of claim 1, 2, or 5 wherein the treatments effect improvement in the mammal within about 24 to about 96 hours after administering the compound.
Description

This application claims priority under 35 U.S.C. 119 of U.S. Provisional 60/471,450, filed May 16, 2003. The entire contents of the prior application are incorporated herein by reference.

FIELD OF THE INVENTION

The present invention relates to the treatment of bipolar disorder in a mammal, including a human. More specifically, the present invention is directed to the treatment in a mammal, including a human, of rapid-cycling bipolar disorder, and for the treatment of symptoms of bipolar disorder, such symptoms selected from the group consisting of acute mania and depression. The present invention is also directed to a treatment method for effecting mood stabilization in a person afflicted with bipolar disorder. The present invention further relates to a method of preventing relapse into bipolar episodes in a person afflicted with bipolar disorder. The present invention is further directed to the treating suicidal thoughts and tendencies in a person afflicted with bipolar disorder. The present invention also relates to new therapeutic uses for piperazinyl-heterocyclic compounds of the formula I, as defined below, for example ziprasidone.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

The piperazinyl-heterocyclic compounds of formula I of this invention are disclosed in U.S. Pat. Nos. 4,831,031 and 4,883,795, both of which are assigned in common with the present application. Certain treatments for such compounds are disclosed in U.S. Pat. Nos. 6,127,373, 6,245,766, and 6,387,904, all of which are also assigned in common with the present application. The patents listed in this paragraph are incorporated by reference in their entireties into the present disclosure.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The present invention relates to the use of piperazinyl-heterocyclic compounds of the formula I, as defined below, in methods for the treatment of bipolar disorder in a mammal, including a human. Specifically, the present invention is directed to a method for the treatment in a mammal, including a human, of rapid-cycling bipolar disorder, a method for the treatment of symptoms of bipolar disorder, such symptoms selected from the group consisting of acute mania and depression; a method for a treatment that effects mood stabilization in a person afflicted with bipolar disorder; a method for a treatment that prevents relapse into bipolar episodes in a person afflicted with bipolar disorder; a method for the treatment of suicidal thoughts and tendencies in a person afflicted with bipolar disorder; such treatments comprising administering a pharmaceutically effective amount of a compound of the formula I:


or a pharmaceutically acceptable acid addition salt thereof, wherein Ar is benzoisothiazolyl or an oxide or dioxide thereof each optionally substituted by one fluoro, chloro, trifluoromethyl, methoxy, cyano, nitro or naphthyl optionally substituted by fluoro, chloro, trifluoromethyl, methoxy, cyano or nitro; quinolyl; 6-hydroxy-8-quinolyl; isoquinolyl; quinazolyl; benzothiazolyl; benzothiadiazolyl; benzotriazolyl; benzoxazolyl; benzoxazolonyl; indolyl; indanyl optionally substituted by one or two fluoro, 3-indazolyl optionally substituted by 1-trifluoromethylphenyl; or phthalazinyl; n is 1 or 2; and X and Y together with the phenyl to which they are attached form quinolyl; 2-hydroxyquinolyl; benzothiazolyl; 2-aminobenzothiazolyl; benzoisothiazolyl; indazolyl; 2-hydroxyindazolyl; indolyl; spiro; oxindolyl optionally substituted by one to three of (C1-C3) alkyl, or one of chloro, fluoro or phenyl, said phenyl optionally substituted by one chloro or fluoro; benzoxazolyl; 2-aminobenzoxazolyl; benzoxazolonyl; 2-aminobenzoxazolinyl; benzothiazolonyl; bezoimidazolonyl; or benzotriazolyl.

In one specific embodiment, the present invention is directed to a method for the treatment in a mammal, including a human, of rapid-cycling bipolar disorder, a method for the treatment of symptoms of bipolar disorder, such symptoms selected from the group consisting of acute mania and depression; a method for a treatment that effects mood stabilization in a person afflicted with bipolar disorder; a method for a treatment that prevents relapse into bipolar episodes in a person afflicted with bipolar disorder; a method for the treatment of suicidal thoughts and tendencies in a mammal afflicted with bipolar disorder; such treatments comprising administering to said mammal an effective amount of ziprasidone: 5-(2-(4-(1,2-benzisothiazol-3-yl)piperazinyl)ethyl)chlorooxindole, or a pharmaceutically acceptable acid addition salt thereof.

The term “ziprasidone”, as used herein, unless otherwise indicated, encompasses the free base of the compound ziprasidone (named in the preceding paragraph) and all pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof.

Pharmaceutically acceptable addition salts include, but are not limited to, salts of the compounds of formula 1, such as mesylate, esylate, and hydrochloride, among others, and may also include polymorphic forms of such salts.

In yet another aspect of the present invention, the treatments described above improve the condition of a person afflicted with bipolar disorder, or as the case may be the symptoms associated with bipolar disorder as described above, within about 96 hours from the first administration of a compound of formula 1, such as for example, Ziprasidone.

However, such improvements can be realized more rapidly, that is within about 24 to about 96 hours after administering a compound of formula 1, such as for example, Ziprasidone.

The term “treating”, as used herein, refers to reversing, alleviating, inhibiting the progress of, or preventing the disorder or condition to which such term applies, or one or more symptoms of such disorder or condition. The term “treatment”, as used herein, refers to the act of treating, as “treating” is defined immediately above.

The term “pharmaceutically effective amount”, as used herein, refers to an amount of the compound sufficient to treat, in a mammal, including a human, as the case may be, rapid-cycling bipolar disorder, symptoms of bipolar disorder selected from the group consisting of acute mania and depression; to effect mood stabilization; to prevent relapse into bipolar episodes; and to a treat suicidal thoughts and tendencies.

As provided in the DSM-IV, the specifier of bipolar disorder with rapid cycling can be applied to Bipolar I Disorder or Bipolar II Disorder. The essential feature of a rapid-cycling Bipolar Disorder is the occurrence of four or more mood episodes during the previous 12 months.

The “symptoms of bipolar disorder selected from the group consisting of acute mania and depression” refer to, respectively, one or more symptoms that may be associated with a manic episode or a depressive episode, as the case may be, of bipolar disorder.

“Mood stabilization”, as used herein, refers to the suppression of manic symptoms and depressive symptoms in order to maintain a euthymic state in the subject of the treatment.

As used herein, the term “relapse prevention” refers to preventing the recurrence of a kind of episode in a subject who previously experienced at least one of that same kind of episode. An example of “relapse prevention” is preventing a recurrence of a manic episode in a subject who previously experienced one or more manic episodes.

The treatment of “suicidal thoughts and tendencies” refers to the suppression of suicidal ideation in a subject afflicted with bipolar disorder, with the further goal of suppressing suicide attempts.

In practicing the inventive methods, the treatment preferably comprise administering a compound of formula I wherein Ar is benzoisothiazolyl and n is 1.

Preferably X and Y, together with the phenyl to which they are attached, form an oxindole optionally substituted by chloro, fluoro or phenyl.

In yet another, more specific embodiment of the inventive methods, the compound administered is one wherein Ar is naphthyl and n is 1.

The psychiatric disorders and conditions referred to herein are known to those of skill in the art and are defined in art-recognized medical texts such as the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, American Psychiatric Association, 1994 (DSM-IV), which is incorporated herein by reference in its entirety.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

The piperazinyl-heterocyclic compounds of formula I can be prepared by one or more of the synthetic methods described and referred to in U.S. Pat. Nos. 4,831,031 and 4,883,795. U.S. Pat. Nos. 4,831,031 and 4,883,795 are incorporated herein by reference in their entireties.

The compounds of formula I may be prepared by reacting piperazines of formula II with compounds of formula III as follows:


wherein Hal is fluoro, chloro, bromo or iodo. This coupling reaction is generally conducted in a polar solvent such as a lower alcohol, for instance ethanol, dimethylformamide or methylisobutylketone, and in the presence of a weak base such as a tertiary amine base, for instance triethylamine or diisopropylethylamine. Preferably, the reaction is in the further presence of a catalytic amount of sodium iodide, and a neutralizing agent for hydrochloride such as sodium carbonate. The reaction is preferably conducted at the reflux temperature of the solvent used. The piperazine derivatives of formula II may be prepared by methods known in the art. For instance, preparation may be effected by reacting an arylhalide of the formula ArHal wherein Ar is as defined above and Hal is fluoro, chloro, bromo or iodo, with piperazine in a hydrocarbon solvent such as toluene at about room temperature to reflux temperature for about half an hour to 24 hours. Alternatively, the compounds of formula II may be prepared by heating an amino-substituted aryl compound of the formula ArNH2 wherein Ar is as defined above with a secondary amine to allow cyclization to form the piperazine ring attached to the aryl group Ar.

The compounds of formula III may be prepared by known methods. For instance, compounds (III) may be prepared by reacting a halo-acetic acid or halo-butyric acid wherein the halogen substituted is fluoro, chloro, bromo or iodo with a compound of the formula IV as follows:


wherein X and Y are as defined above and m is 1 or 3. The compounds (V) are then reduced, e.g. with triethylsilane and trifluoroacetic acid in a nitrogen atmosphere, to form compounds (111).

When Ar is the oxide or dioxide of benzoisothiazolyl, the corresponding benzoisothiazolyl is oxidized under acid conditions at low temperatures. The acid used is advantageously a mixture of sulphuric acid and nitric acid.

The pharmaceutically acceptable acid addition salts of the compounds of formula I may be prepared in a conventional manner by treating a solution or suspension of the free base (I) with about one chemical equivalent of a pharmaceutically acceptable acid. Conventional concentration and recrystallization techniques may be employed in isolating the salts. Illustrative of suitable acids are acetic, lactic, succinic, maleic, tartaric, citric, gluconic, ascorbic, benzoic, cinnamic, fumaric, sulfuric, phosphoric, hydrochloric, hydrobromic, hydroiodic, sulfamic, sulfonic such as methanesulfonic, benzenesulfonic, and related acids.

Compounds of formula I, and their pharmaceutically acceptable salts (referred to collectively hereinafter, as “the active compounds of this invention”), can be administered to a human subject either alone, or, preferably, in combination with pharmaceutically-acceptable carriers or diluents, in a pharmaceutical composition. Such compounds can be administered orally or parenterally. Parenteral administration includes especially intravenous and intramuscular administration. Treatments of the present invention may be delivered in an injectable depot formulation, such as the depot formulations disclosed in U.S. Provisional Patent Application No. 60/421,295 filed on Oct. 25, 2002, which application is incorporated herein by reference in its entirety.

Additionally, in a pharmaceutical composition comprising an active compound of this invention, the weight ratio of active ingredient to carrier will normally be in the range from 1:6 to 2:1, and preferably 1:4 to 1:1. However, in any given case, the ratio chosen will depend on such factors as the solubility of the active component, the dosage contemplated and the precise route of administration.

For oral use in treating psychiatric conditions whose manisfestations include psychiatric symptoms or behavioral disturbance, the active compounds of this invention can be administered, for example, in the form of tablets or capsules, or as an aqueous solution or suspension. In the case of tablets for oral use, carriers that can be used include lactose and cornstarch, and lubricating agents, such as magnesium stearate, can be added. For oral administration in capsule form, useful diluents are lactose and dried cornstarch. When aqueous suspensions are required for oral use, the active ingredient can be combined with emulsifying and suspending agents. If desired, certain sweetening and/or flavoring agents can be added. For intramuscular, parenteral and intravenous use, sterile solutions of the active ingredient can be prepared, and the pH of the solutions should be suitably adjusted and buffered. For intravenous use, the total concentration of solutes should be controlled to render the preparation isotonic.

When an active compound of this invention is to be used in a human subject to treat psychiatric conditions whose manisfestations include psychiatric symptoms or behavioral disturbance, the prescribing physician will normally determine the daily dosage. Moreover, the dosage will vary according to the age, weight and response of the individual patient as well as the severity of the patient's symptoms. However, in most instances, an effective amount for treating the psychiatric conditions described herein, will be a daily dosage in the range from about 0.5 to about 500 mg, more specifically about 10 mg a day to about 200 mg a day, relatively more specifically about 20 mg a day to about 180 mg a day, relatively still more specifically about 30 mg a day to about 170 mg a day, and relatively even more specifically from about 40 to about 160 mg a day, in single or divided doses, orally or parenterally. In some instances it may be necessary to use dosages outside these limits. The receptor binding and neurotransmitter uptake inhibition profile for Ziprasidone, 5-(2-(4-(1,2-benzisothiazol-3-yl)piperazinyl)ethyl)chlorooxindole, was described in The Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, 275, 101-113 (1995), which is incorporated herein by reference in its entirety. A summary of its affinity for various receptors in the central nervous system tissue is presented in Table 1.

TABLE 1
Ziprasidone
Receptor (Ligand)
DA D1([3H]SCH23390) 6.28 + 0.17 (3)
DA D2([3H]spiperone) 8.32 + 0.04 (6)
DA D3([3H]raclopride) 8.14 + 0.03 (3)
DA D4[3 H]spiperone) 7.49 + 0.11 (3)
5-HT2A([3H]ketanserin) 9.38 + 0.03 (5)
5-HT1A([3H]-80H-DPAT) 8.47 + 0.05 (4)
5-HT-2C- ([3H]mesulergine) 8.88 + 0.05 (6)
5-HT1D- ([3H]-5-HT) 8.69 + 0.04 (6)
Alpha-1 ([3H]prazosin) 7.98 + 0.03 (3)
Histamine H1 7.33 + 0.07 (3)
([3H]mepyramine)
Neurotransmitter Reuptake
Blockade:
Norpinephrine 7.30 + 0.01 (4)
5-HT 7.29 + 0.06 (3)
DA 6.58 + 0.02 (3)

The following examples illustrate methods of preparing various compounds of formula I.

EXAMPLE 1

6-(2-(4-(1-Naphthyl)piperazinyl)ethyl)-benzoxazolone

A. To a 500 ml three-necked round-bottomed flask equipped with mechanical stirrer and nitrogen inlet were added 200 grams of polyphosphoric acid, 13.51 grams (0.1 mole) of benzoxazolone, and 13.89 g (0.1 mole) of bromoacetic acid. The reaction was heated with stirring at 115° C. for 2.5 hours and poured into 1 kg ice. The mixture was stirred mechanically for 1 hour to form a purple solid, which was then filtered off and washed with water. The solid was slurried with acetone for 30 minutes, a small amount of purple solid filtered off, and the brown filtrate evaporated. The resulting dark brown gum was slurried with 150 ml ethanol for 30 minutes, and the brown solid filtered off and washed with ethanol. This solid has a m.p. of 192°-194° C.

The solid (6.6 grams, 0.0257 mole) was placed in a 100 ml three-necked round-bottomed flask equipped with magnetic stirrer, dropping funnel, thermometer, and nitrogen inlet and 19.15 ml (0.257 mole) of trifluoroacetic acid added. Triethylsilane (9.44 ml, 0.0591 mole) was added dropwise to the stirring slurry over 30 minutes. The reaction was stirred overnight at room temperature, then poured into 150 grams ice. The mixture was stirred for 15 minutes, and the brown gum filtered off. The gum was dissolved in 100 ml ethyl acetate, and 125 ml cyclohexane added, giving a brown precipitate, which was filtered and washed with cyclohexane. The filtrate was evaporated and the resulting yellow solid slurried with 50 ml isopropyl ether the pale yellow solid was filtered off and dried to give 2.7 g 6-(2-bromoethyl)-benzoxazolone (11% yield for two steps), m.p. 148′-151° C.

B. To a 100 ml round-bottomed flask equipped with magnetic stirrer, condenser, and nitrogen inlet were added 0.618 g (2.10 mmol) of N-(1-naphthyl)piperazine 0.472 g (1.95 mmol) of 6-(2-bromoethyl)-benzoxazolone, 0.411 ml (2.92 mmol) of triethylamine, 50 ml ethanol, and a catalytic amount of sodium iodide. The reaction was refluxed for 3 days, cooled, and evaporated to a brown gum. The gum was partitioned between 50 ml water and 75 ml methylene chloride, the pH adjusted with aqueous 1 N sodium hydroxide solution, and a little methanol added to facilitate phase separation. The methylene chloride layer was dried over sodium sulfate and evaporated, then chromatographed on silica gel. Fractions containing the product were combined and evaporated, the residue taken up in ethyl acetate, treated with hydrochloride gas, and the resulting hydrochloride salt of the product filtered off to give the while solid title compound, m.p. 282°-285° C., 213 mg (23% yield).

EXAMPLE 2

6-(2-(4-(1-Naphthyl)piperazinyl)ethyl)-benzimidazolone

A. To a 500 ml three-necked round-bottomed flask equipped with mechanical stirrer and nitrogen inlet were added 100 grams of polyphosphoric acid, 6.7 grams (0.05 mole) of benzoxazolone, and 6.95 grams (0.05 mole) of bromoacetic acid. The reaction was heated with stirring at 115° C. for 1.5 hours and poured into 1 kg ice. The mixture was stirred mechanically for 1 hour to form a gray solid, which was then filtered off and washed with water. The solid was slurried with acetone for 30 minutes, a small amount of purple solid filtered off, and the brown filtrate evaporated. The resulting dark brown gum was taken up in ethyl acetate/water, and the organic layer washed with water and brine, dried, and evaporated to solid, 6.5 grams (51%). NMR (d, DMSO-d6): 5.05 (s, 2H), 7.4 (m, 1H), 7.7-8.05 (m, 2H).

The solid (6.0 grams, 0.0235 mole) was placed in a 100 ml three-necked round-bottomed flask equipped with magnetic stirrer, dropping funnel, thermometer, and nitrogen inlet and 18.2 ml (0.235 mole) of trifluoroacetic acid added. Triethylsilane (8.64 ml, 0.0541 mole) was added dropwise to the stirring slurry over 30 minutes. The reaction was stirred overnight at room a temperature, then poured into 150 grams ice. The mixture was stirred for 14 minutes, and the pink solid 6-(2-bromoethyl)-benzimidazolone filtered off to give 5.0 grams (42% yield for two steps), m.p. 226°-220° C.

B. To a 100 ml round-bottomed flask equipped with magnetic stirrer, condenser, and nitrogen inlet were added 2.64 grams (12.4 mmol) of N-(1-naphthyl)-piperazine, 3.0 grams (12.4 mmol) of 6-(2-bromoethyl)-benzimidazolone, 1.31 grams (12.4 mmol) sodium carbonate, 50 ml methylisobutylketone, and a catalytic amount of sodium iodide. The reaction was refluxed for 3 days, cooled, and evaporated to a brown gum. The gum was partitioned between 50 ml water and 75 ml ethyl acetate, and the ethyl acetate layer washed with brine, dried over sodium sulfate, and evaporated, then chromatographed on silica gel. Fractions containing the product were combined and evaporated, the residue taken up in tetrahydrofuran, treated with hydrochloric acid gas, and the resulting hydrochloride salt of the product filtered off to give a white solid, m.p. 260°-262° C., 716 mg (14% yield).

EXAMPLE 3

6-(2-(4-(8-Quinolyl)piperazinyl)ethyl)-benzoxazolone

To a 35 ml round-bottomed flask equipped with condenser and nitrogen inlet were added 0.36 grams (1.5 mmol) of 6-bromoethyl benzoxazolone, 0.32 grams (1.5 mmol) of 8-piperazinyl quinoline, 0.2 grams (1.9 mmol) of sodium carbonate, 50 mg of sodium iodide, and 5 ml of ethanol. The reaction was refluxed for 20 hours, cooled, diluted with water, and the pH adjusted to 4 with 1 N Sodium hydroxide, and the product extracted into ethyl acetate. The ethyl acetate layer was washed with brine, dried, and evaporated to give 0.3 grams of a yellow oil. The oil was dissolved in ethyl acetate, ethyl acetate saturated with hydrochloric acid gas added, and the mixture concentrated to dryness. The residue was crystallized from isopropanol to give 0.18 grams (32%) of a yellow salt, m.p. 2000 NMR (d, CDCl3): 2.74 (m, 2H), 2.89 (m, 6H), 3.44 (m, 4H), 6.76-7.42 (m, 7H), 8.07 (m, 1H), 8.83 (m, 1H).

EXAMPLE 4

6-(2-(4-(6-Quinolyl)piperazinyl)ethyl)-benzoxazolone

To a 35 ml round-bottomed flask equipped with condenser and nitrogen inlet were added 0.36 grams (1.5 mmol) of 6bromoethylbenzoxazolone, 0.32 g (1.5 mmol) of 8-piperazinylquinazoline, 0.85 grams (8.0 mmol) of sodium carbonate, 2 mg of sodium iodide, and 35 ml of ethanol. The reaction was refluxed for 3 days, cooled, diluted with water, and the pH adjusted to 4 with 1 N HCl. The aqueous layer was separated, the pH adjusted to 7 with 1 N Sodium hydroxide, and the product extracted into ethyl acetate. The ethyl acetate layer was washed with brine, dried, and evaporated to give 1.3 grams of a yellow oil. The oil was crystallized form chloroform (1.1 g), dissolved in ethyl acetate, ethyl acetate saturated with hydrochloric acid gas added, and the mixture concentrated to dryness. The residue gave 0.9 grams (58%) of a yellow salt, m.p. 200° C. NMR (d, CDCl3):

2.72 (m, 6H), 2.86 (m, 2H), 3.83 (m, 4H), 6.9-7.9 (m, 7H), 8.72 (s, 1H).

EXAMPLE 5

6-(2-(4-(4-Phthalazinyl)piperazinyl)ethyl)-benzoxazolone

To a 35 ml round-bottomed flask equipped with condenser and nitrogen inlet were added 1.13 grams (4.7 mmol) of 6-bromoethyl benzoxazolone, 1.0 gram (4.7 mmol) of 4-piperazinyl phthalazine, 0.64 grams (6.0 mmol) of sodium carbonate, and 30 ml of ethanol. The reaction was refluxed for 20 hours, cooled, diluted with water, and the pH adjusted to 4 with 1 N HCl. The aqueous layer was separated, the pH adjusted to 7 with 1 N Sodium hydroxide, and the product extracted into ethyl acetate. The ethyl acetate layer was washed with brine, dried, and evaporated to give 0.5 grams of a red oil. The oil was chromatographed on silica gel using chloroform/methanol as eluent to give 0.2 grams of a pink oil. The oil was dissolved in ethyl acetate, ethyl acetate saturated with hydrochloric acid gas added and the mixture concentrated to give 0.37 grams (11%) of a yellow salt, m.p. 200° C. NMR (d, CDCl3): 2.78 (m, 2H), 2.88 (m, 6H), 3.65 (m, 4H), 7.0-8.1 (m, 7H), 9.18 (s, 1H).

EXAMPLE 6

6-(2-(4-(4-Methoxy-1-naphthyl)piperazinyl)ethyl)-benzoxazolone

To a 35 ml round-bottomed flask equipped with condenser and nitrogen inlet were added 0.24 grams (1.0 mmol) of 6-bromoethylbenzoxazolone, 0.24 grams (1.0 mmol) of 4-methoxy-1-piperazinylnaphthalene, 0.13 grams (1.2 mmol) of sodium carbonate, and 25 ml of ethanol. The reaction was refluxed for 36 hours, cooled, diluted with water, and the product extracted into ethyl acetate. The ethyl acetate layer was washed with brine, dried, and evaporated to give 0.49 grams of a yellow oil. The oil was chromatographed on silica gel using chloroform as eluent to give 0.36 grams of yellow crystals. The solid was dissolved in ethyl acetate, ethyl acetate saturated with hydrochloric acid gas added, and the mixture concentrated to dryness to give 0.26 grams (55%) of white salt crystals, m.p. 2000 C. NMR (d, CDCl3): 2.8-3.2 (m, 12H), 4.01 (s, 3H), 6.7-7.6 (m, 7H), 8.26 (m, 2H).

EXAMPLE 7

6-(2-(4-(5-Tetralinyl)piperazinyl)ethyl)-benzoxazolone

To a 35 ml round-bottomed flask equipped with condenser and nitrogen inlet were added 1.0 gram (3.9 mmol) of 6-bromoethylbenzoxazolone, 0.85 grams (3.9 mmol) of 5-piperazinyltetralin, 0.4 grams (3.9 mmol) of sodium carbonate, 2 mg of sodium iodide, and 30 ml of isopropanol. The reaction was refluxed for 18 hours, cooled, evaporated to dryness, and the residue dissolved in ethyl acetate/water. The pH was adjusted to 2.0 with 1 N HCl, and the precipitate which had formed collected by filtration. The precipitate was suspended in ethyl acetate/water, the pH adjusted to 8.5 with 1 N Sodium hydroxide, and the ethyl acetate layer separated. The ethyl acetate layer was washed with brine, dried, and evaporated to give 0.7 grams of a solid. The solid was dissolved in ethyl acetate, ethyl acetate saturated with hydrochloric acid gas added, and the mixture concentrated to dryness to give 0.70 grams (40%) of a yellow salt, m.p. 200° C. NMR (d, CDCl3): 1.9 (m, 4H), 2.95 (m, 16H), 6.8-7.2 (m, 6H).

EXAMPLE 8

6-(2-(4-(6-Hydroxy-8-quinolyl)piperazinyl)ethyl)-benzoxazolone

To a 35 ml round-bottomed flask equipped with condenser and nitrogen inlet were added 0.84 grams (3.5 mmol) of 6-bromoethylbenzoxazolone, 0.80 grams (3.5 mmol) of 6-hydroxy-8-piperazinyl quinoline, 0.37 grams (3.5 mmol) of sodium carbonate, 2 mg of sodium iodide, and 30 ml of isopropanol. The reaction was refluxed for 18 hours, cooled, evaporated, and the residue dissolved in ethyl acetate/water. The pH was adjusted to 2.0 with 1 N HCl, and the phases separated. The aqueous phase was adjusted to pH 8.5 and extracted with ethyl acetate. The ethyl acetate layer was washed with brine, dried, and evaporated to give 0.33 grams of a yellow solid. The solid was dissolved in ethyl acetate, ethyl acetate saturated with hydrochloric acid gas added, and the mixture concentrated to dryness. The residue was crystallized from isopropanol to give 0.32 grams (20%) of a yellow salt, m.p. 200° C. NMR (d, CDCl3): 2.8 (m, 8H), 3.4 (m, 4H), 6.7-7.3 (m, 7H), 7.7-7.9 (m, 1H).

EXAMPLE 9

6-(2-(4-(1-(6-Fluoro)naphthyl)piperazinyl)ethyl)-benzoxazolone

A. To a round-bottomed flask equipped with condenser and nitrogen inlet were added 345 ml (3.68 mol) of fluorebenzene and 48 grams (0.428 mol) of furoic acid. To the stirring suspension was added in portion 120 grams (0.899 mol) of aluminum chloride. The reaction was then stirred at 950 C. for 16 hours and then quenched by addition to ice/water/1 N HCl. After stirring 1 hour, the aqueous layer was decanted off, and benzene and a saturated aqueous solution of sodium bicarbonate added. After stirring 1 hour, the layers were separated, the aqueous layer washed with benzene, acidified, and extracted into ethyl acetate. The ethyl acetate layer was washed with water and brine, dried over sodium sulfate, and evaporated to a solid. The solid was triturated with isopropyl ether to give 5.0 grams (6.1%) of white solid 6-fluoro-1-naphthoic acid, NMR (d, DMSO-d6): 7.0-8.0 (m, 5H), 8.6 (m, 1H).

B. To a 125 ml round-bottomed flask equipped with condenser, addition funnel, and nitrogen inlet were added 5.0 grams (26.3 mmol) of 6-fluoro-1-naphthoic acid and 50 ml acetone. To the stirring suspension were added dropwise 6.25 ml (28.9 mmol) of diphenyl phosphoryl azide and 4 ml (28.9 mmol) of triethylamine. The reaction was refluxed 1 hour, poured into water/ethyl acetate, and filtered. The filtrate was washed with water and brine, dried over sodium sulfate, and evaporated. The residue was further treated with hydrochloric acid to form the hydrochloride salt and then liberated with sodium hydroxide to afford the free base 6-fluoro-1-amino-naphthalene as an oil, 1.0 gram (24%).

C. To a 125 ml round-bottomed flask equipped with condenser and nitrogen inlet were added 1.0 gram (6.21 mmol) of 6-fluoro-1-amino naphthalene, 1.8 grams (7.76 mmol) of N-benzyl bis(2-chloroethyl)amine hydrochloride, 3.3 ml (19.2 mmol) of diisopropylethylamine, and 50 ml isopropanol. The reaction was refluxed 24 hours, cooled, and evaporated to an oil. The oil was taken up in ethyl acetate, washed with water and brine, dried over sodium sulfate, and evaporated to an oil. The oil was chromatographed on silica gel using methylene chloride as eluent to afford 1.5 grams (75.5%) of an oil, 1-benzyl-4-(6-fluoronaphthyl)-piperazine.

D. To a 125 ml round-bottomed flask equipped with nitrogen inlet were added 1.5 grams (4.69 mmol) of 1-benzyl-4-(6-fluoronaphthyl)-piperazine, 1.2 ml (31.3 mmol) of formic acid, 3.0 grams 5% palladium on carbon, 50 ml ethanol. The reaction was stirred at room temperature for 16 hours, the catalyst filtered under N2, and the solvent evaporated. The oil, N-(1-(6-fluoro)naphthyl)-piperazine (0.420 grams, 39%), was used directly in the following step.

E. To a 100 ml round-bottomed flask equipped with magnetic stirrer, condenser, and nitrogen inlet were added 0.420 grams (1.83 mmol) of N-(1-naphthyl)piperazine, 0.440 grams (1.83 mmol) of 6-(2-bromoethyl)-benzoxazolone, 194 mg (1.83 mmol) of sodium carbonate, 50 ml methylisobutylketone, and a catalytic amount of sodium iodide. The reaction was refluxed for 3 days, cooled, and evaporated to a brown gum. The gum was partitioned between 50 ml water and 75 ml ethyl acetate, the pH adjusted with aqueous 1 N Sodium hydroxide solution, the layers separated, and the ethyl acetate layer washed with water and brine. The ethyl acetate layer was dried over sodium sulphate and evaporated, then chromatographed on silica gel. Fractions containing the product were combined and evaporated, the residue taken up in ether/methylene chloride, treated with hydrochloric acid gas, and the resulting hydrochloride salt of the product filtered off to give a white solid, m.p. 295°-300° C., 214 mg (22% yield).

EXAMPLE 10

6-(4-(4-(1-Naphthyl)piperazinyl)butyl)-benzoxazolone

A. To a 500 ml round-bottomed flask equipped with mechanical stirrer and nitrogen inlet were added 200 grams polyphosphoric acid, 16.7 grams (0.1 mol) 4-bromobutyric acid, and 13.51 grams (0.1 mol) benzoxazolone. The reaction was heated at 115° C. for 1 hour and 60° C. for 1.5 hours. It was then poured onto ice, stirred for 45 minutes and the solid filtered and washed with water. The solid was suspended in acetone, stirred for 20 minutes, filtered, washed with petroleum ether, and dried to give 12.3 grams (43%) of white solid 6-(4-bromobutyryl)-benzoxazolone NMR (d, DMSO-d6): 1.77 quin, 2H), 3.00 (t, 2H), 3.45 (t, 2H), 7.0-7.8 (m, 3H).

B. To a 100 ml three-necked round-bottomed flask equipped with dropping funnel, thermometer, and nitrogen inlet were added 10 grams (0.035 mol) 6-(4-bromobutyryl)-benzoxazolone and 26.08 ml (0.35 mol) trifluoroscetic acid. To the stirring suspension was added dropwise 12.93 ml (0.080 mol) triethylsilane, and the reaction stirred at room temperature for 16 hours. The reaction was then poured into water, and the resulting white solid filtered and washed with water. It was then suspended in isopropyl ether, stirred, and filtered to afford white solid 6-(4-trifluoroacetoxybutyl)-benzoxazolone, m.p. 100°-103° C., 10.47 grams (98.7%).

C. To a 250 ml round-bottomed flask equipped with nitrogen inlet were added 5.0 grams (0.0164 mol) 6-(trifluoroacetoxybutyl)-benzoxazolone, 100 ml methanol, and 1 gram sodium carbonate. The reaction was stirred at room temperature for 1 hour, evaporated, and the residue taken up in methylene chloride/methanol, washed with aqueous HCl, dried over sodium sulfate, and evaporated to white solid 6-(4-chlorobutyl)-benzoxazolone, m.p. 130°-133° C., 2.57 grams (75.7%).

E. To a 100 ml round-bottom flask equipped with condenser and nitrogen inlet were added 0.658 grams (3.10 mmol) of 6-(4-chlorobutyl)-benzoxazolone, 0.7 grams (3.10 mmol) of N-(1-naphthyl)piperazine, 0.328 grams sodium carbonate, 2 mg sodium iodide, and 50 ml isopropanol. The reaction was refluxed for 3 days, evaporated, taken up in methylene chloride, washed with water, dried over sodium sulfate, and evaporated. The residue was chromatographed on silica gel using ethyl acetate as eluent, and the product dissolved in acetone, precipitated with ethereal HCl, and the white solid filtered, washed with acetone, and dried to afford 6.76 grams (46.0%) of a white solid, m.p. 231°-233° C.

EXAMPLE 11

6-(2-(4-(3-(N-(3-Trifluoromethyl)phenyl)indazolyl)-piperazinyl)ethyl)benzox azolone

To a 125 ml round-bottomed flask equipped with condenser were added 1.0 gram (2.89 mmol) of N-(3-tri-fluoromethylphenyl)indazolyl)piperazine, 0.70 grams (2.89 mol) of 6-(2-bromoethyl)benzoxazolone, 0.31 grams (2.89 mmol) of sodium carbonate, and 50 ml of methyl isobutyl ketone, and the mixture refluxed 18 hours. The reaction was cooled and partitioned between ethyl acetate and water. The ethyl acetate layer was isolated, washed with water and saturated aqueous sodium chloride solution, dried over sodium sulfate, and evaporated to an oil. The oil was chromatographed on silica gel using ethyl acetate/methylene chloride as eluent, and the product fractions collection and dissolved in ether, precipitated with hydrochloride gas, and the solid collected to give the hydrochloride salt of the title compound, m.p. 280°-282° C., 0.75 grams (47%).

EXAMPLE 12

5-(2-(4-(1-Naphthyl)piperazinyl)ethyl)oxindole

A. To a 250 ml round-bottomed flask equipped with condenser and nitrogen inlet were added 30.7 grams (230 mmol) aluminum chloride, 150 ml carbon disulfide, and 3.8 ml (48 mmol) chloroacetyl chloride. To the stirring mixture was added 5.0 grams (37 mmol) of oxindole portionwise over 15 minutes. The reaction was stirred a further 10 minutes, then refluxed 2 hours. The reaction was cooled, added to ice, stirred thoroughly, and the beige precipitate filtered, washed with water, and dried to afford 7.67 grams (97%) of 5-chloroacetyl-oxindole. NMR (d, DMSO-d6): 3.40 (s, 2H), 5.05 (s, 2H), 6.8-7.9 (m, 3H).

B. To a 100 ml round-bottomed flask equipped with condenser and nitrogen inlet were added 5.0 grams (23.9 mmol) of 5-chloroacetyl oxindole and 18.5 ml triflouroacetic acid. To the stirring solution was added 8.77 ml (54.9 mmol) of triethylsilane while cooling to prevent exotherm, and the reaction stirred 16 hours at room temperature. The reaction was then poured into ice water, stirred and the beige solid filtered, washed with water and hexane, and dried to give 5-(2-chloroethyl)oxindole, m.p. 168°-170° C., 3.0 grams (64%).

C. To a 50 ml round bottomed flask equipped with condenser and nitrogen inlet were added 370 mg (1.69 mmol) 5-(2-chloroethyl)oxindole, 400 mg (1.69 mmol) N-(1-naphthyl)piperazine hydrochloride, 200 mg (1.69 mmol) sodium carbonate, 2 mg sodium iodide, and 50 ml methylisobutylketone. The reaction was refluxed 24 hours, cooled, and evaporated. The residue was taken up in ethyl acetate, washed with water and brine, dried over sodium sulfate, and evaporated. The residue was chromatographed on silica gel with ethyl acetate, and the product fractions collected and evaporated to give a foam. The foam was dissolved in ether, treated with hydrochloric acid gas, and the precipitate collected, washed with ether, and dried to afford a white solid, m.p. 303°-305° C., 603 mg (84%).

EXAMPLE 13

6-(2-(4-(4-(2-,1,3-Benzothiadiazolyl)piperazinyl)ethyl)-benzoxazolone

A. To a 125 ml round-bottomed flask equipped with condenser and nitrogen inlet were added 2.0 grams (13.2 mmol) 4-amino-2,1,3-benzothiadiazole, 2.54 grams (13.2 mmol) mechlorethamine hydrochloride, 4.19 grams (39.6 mmol) sodium carbonate, 2 mg sodium iodide, and 50 ml ethanol. The reaction was refluxed 2 days, cooled, and evaporated. The residue was taken up in methylene chloride, washed in water, dried over sodium sulfate, and evaporated. The residue was chromatographed on silica gel using ethyl acetate/methanol as eluent, and the product fractions collected and evaporated to an oil of 4-(2,1,3-benzothiadiazolyl)-N-methylpiperazine, 628 mg (20%). NMR (d, CDCl3): 2.5 (s, 3H), 2.8 (m, 4H), 3.6 (m, 4H), 6.8 (m, 1H), 7.5 (m, 2H).

B. To a 25 ml round-bottomed flask equipped with condenser and nitrogen inlet were added 620 mg (2.64 mmol) of 4-(2,1,3-benzothiadiazolyl)-N-methylpiperazine, 0.224 ml (2.64 mmol) vinyl chloroformate, and 15 ml dichloroethane. The reaction was refluxed 16 hours, cooled, and evaporated. The residue was chromatographed on silica gel using methylene chloride/ethyl acetate as eluent, and the product fractions collected to give yellow solid 4-(2,1,3-benzothiadiazolyl)-N-vinyloxycarbonylpiperazine, 530 mg (69%). NMR (d, CDCl3): 3.6 (m, 4H), 3.8 (m, 4H). 4.4-5.0 (m, 2H), 6.6-7.6 (m, 4H).

C. To a 50 ml round-bottomed flask equipped with condenser and nitrogen inlet were added 530 mg (1.83 mmol) 4-(2,1,3-benzothiadiazolyl)-N-vinyloxycarbonylpiperazine and 25 ml ethanol, and the suspension saturated with hydrochloric acid gas. The reaction was refluxed 2.75 hours, cooled and evaporated. The residue was triturated with acetone to give a yellow solid N-(2,1,3-benzothiadiazolyl)-piperazine, m.p. 240°-244° C., 365 mg (62%).

D. To a 125 ml round-bottomed flask equipped with condenser and nitrogen inlet were added 365 mg (1.13 mmol) N-(2,1,3-benzothiadiazolyl)-piperazine, 275 mg (1.13 mmol) 6-(2-bromoethyl)benzoxazolone, 359 mg (3.39 mmol) sodium carbonate, 2 mg sodium iodide and 40 ml ethanol. The reaction was heated at reflux for 2 days, cooled and evaporated. The residue was taken up in methylene chloride, washed with water, dried over sodium sulfate, and evaporated. The residue was chromatographed on silica gel using ethyl acetate/methanol as eluent and the product fractions collected, dissolved in methylene chloride/methanol, precipitated by addition of and ethereal solution of HCl, and the solid filtered, washed with ether, and dried to give 228 mg (45%), m.p. 166°-170° C.

EXAMPLE 14

6-(2-(4-(1-Naphthyl)-piperazinyl)ethyl)benzothiazolone

To a 100 ml round-bottomed flask with condenser and nitrogen inlet were added 1.0 gram (3.88 mmol) of 6-(2-bromoethyl)benzothiazolone, 822 mg (3.88 mmol) N-(1-naphthyl)piperazine, 410 mg (3.88 mmol) sodium carbonate, and 50 ml methylisobutlyketone. The reaction was refluxed for 24 hours, cooled, and evaporated. The residue was taken up in ethyl acetate, washed with water and brine, dried over sodium sulfate, and evaporated. The resulting solid was treated with hot ethyl acetate to afford a white solid, m.p. 198°-220° C., 540 mg (36%).

EXAMPLE 15

6-(2-(4-(3-benzoisothiazolyl)piperazinyl)ethyl)benzoxazolone

To a 125 ml round-bottomed flask equipped with condenser were added 4.82 grams (0.022 mol) of N-(3-benzoisothiazolyl)piperazine (prepared according to the procedure given in U.S. Pat. No. 4,411,901), 5.32 grams (0.022 mol) of 6-(2-bromo)ethylbenzoxazolone, 2.33 grams (0.022 mol) of sodium carbonate, and 50 ml of methyl isobutyl ketone. The mixture was refluxed for 18 hours. The reaction was cooled and partitioned between ethyl acetate and water. The ethyl acetate layer was isolated, washed with water and saturated aqueous sodium chloride solution dried over sodium sulfate, and evaporated to an oil. The oil was chromatographed on silica gel using ethyl acetate as eluent, and the product fractions collected and triturated with methylene chloride/isopropyl ether to give a white solid, 1 m.p. 185°-187° C. NMR (CDCl3): 1.7 (bs, 1H), 2.8 (m, 8H), 3.6 (m, 4H), 6.9-8.0 (m, 7H).

EXAMPLE 16

5-(2-(4-(1,2-benzisothiazol-3-yl)-piperazinyl)ethyl)oxindole

To a 125 ml round-bottom flask equipped with nitrogen inlet and condenser were added 0.62 grams (3.20 mmol) 5-(2-chloroethyl)-oxindole, 0.70 grams (3.20 mmol) sodium carbonate, 2 mg sodium iodide, and 30 ml methylisobutyl ketone. The reaction was refluxed 40 hours, cooled, filtered, and evaporated. The residue was chromatographed on silica gel, eluting the byproducts with ethyl acetate (1 1) and the product with 4% methanol in ethyl acetate (1.5 1). The product fractions (Rf=0.2 in 5% methanol in ethyl acetate) were evaporated, taken up in methylene chloride, and precipitated by addition of ether saturated with HCl; the solid was filtered and washed with ether, dried, and washed with acetone. The latter was done by slurrying the solid acetone and filtering. The title compound was obtained as a high melting, non-hygroscopic solid product, m.p. 288°-288.5° C., 0.78 (59%).

In a manner analogous to that for preparing 5-(2-(4-(1,2-benzisothiazol-3-yl)piperazinyl)ethyl)-oxindole, the following compounds were made:

    • 5-(2-(4-(1,2-benzisothiazol-3-yl)piperazinyl)ethyl)-1-ethyloxindole hydrochloride, 25%, m.p. 278°-279° C.;
    • 5-(2-(4-(1,2-benzisothiazol-3-yl)piperazinyl)ethyl)-1-methyloxindolehydrochloride hemihydrate, 42%, m.p. 283°-285° C.; MS(%): 392(1), 232(100), 177(31); Anal. for C22H24N4 OS.HCl.1/2H2O: C, 60.33; H, 5.98; N, 12.79. Found: C, 60.37; H, 5.84; N, 12.77;
    • 5-(2-(4-(1,2-benzisothiazol-3-yl)piperazinyl)ethyl)-1-(3-chlorophenyl)oxindole hydrochloride hydrate, 8%, m.p. 221°-223° C.; MS(%): 488(1), 256(4), 232(100), 177 (15); Anal. for C27H25ClN4 OS.HCl.H2O: C, 59.67; H, 5.19; N, 10.31. Found: C 59.95, H 5.01, N 10.14;
    • 5-(2-(4-(1,2-benzisothiazol-3-yl)piperazinyl)ethyl)-3,3-dimethyloxindole hydrochloride hemihydrate, 40%, m.p. 289°-291° C.; MS(%): 406(1), 232(100), 177(42); Anal. for C23H26N4 OS.HCl.1/2H2O: C 61.11, H 6.24, 12.39. Found: C, 61.44; H, 6.22; N, 12.01;
    • 5-(2-(4-(1,2-benzisothiazol-3-yl)piperazinyl)ethyl)-1,3-dimethyloxindole, 76%, m.p. 256° C.;
    • 5′-(2-(4-(1,2-benzisothiazol-3-yl)piperazinyl)ethyl)-spiro[cyclopentane-1,3′-indoline-]-2′-one hydrochloride hemihydrate, 50%, m.p. 291°-293° C. (dec.); MS(%): 432(1) 232(100), 200(11), 177(36); Anal. for C25H28N4 OS.HCl1/2H2O: C, 62.81; H, 6.33; N, 11.72. Found: C 63.01, H. 6.32, N 11.34;
    • 5-(2-(4-(1,2-benzisothiazol-3-yl)piperazinyl)ethyl)-1,3,3-trimethyloxindole hydrochloride hemihydrate, 63%, m.p. 225°-257° C.; MS(%): 420(1), 232(100), 177(37); Anal. for C24H28N4 OS.HCl.1/2H2O: C, 61.85; H, 6.49; N, 12.02. Found: C, 61.97; H, 6.34; N, 11.93;
    • 5-(2-(4-(1,2-benzisothiazol-3-yl)piperazinyl)ether)-6-fluorooxindole hydrochloride hydrate, 18%, m.p. 291°-293° C.; MS(%): 396(1), 232(100), 177(53); Anal. for C2, H2, H4FOS.HCl.1/2H2O: C, 55.93; H, 5.36; N, 12.42. Found: C, 56.39; H, 5.30; N, 12.19;
    • 5-(2-(4-(1,2-benzisothiazol-3-yl)piperazinyl)ethyl)-7-fluorooxindole hydrochloride, 9%, m.p. 2530 C.;
    • 5-(2-(4-(1,2-benzisothiazol-3-yl)piperazinyl)ethyl)-6-chlorooxindole hydrochloride, 20%, m.p.>300° C.; MS(%): 488(1), 256(4), 232(100), 177(15); Analysis for C2, H21ClN4 OS.HCl.1/2H2O: C, 52.50; H, 4.71; N, 11.39. Found: C, 52.83; H, 4.93; N, 11.42;
    • 5-(2-(4-(1,2-benzisothiazol-3-yl)piperazinyl)ethyl)-6-fluoro-3,3-dimethyloxindole hydrochloride, 35%, m.p. 284°-2860 C.; Anal. for C23H25FN4 OS.HCl.H2O: C 57.67, H 5.89, N 11.70. Found: C, 58.03; H, 5.79; N, 11.77;
    • 5-(2-(4-(1,2-benzisothiazol-3-yl)piperazinyl)butyl)oxindole hemihydrate, 26%, m.p. 131°-1350 C.; MS(%): 406(2), 270(8), 243(65), 232(23), 177(45), 163(100); Anal. for C23H26N4 OS.1/2H2O: C, 66.48; H, 6.55; N, 13.48. Found: C, 66.83; H, 6.30; N, 13.08;
    • 5-(2-(4-(1,2-benzisothiazol-3-yl)piperazinyl)butyl)-7-fluorooxindole hydrate, 7%, m.p. 126°-129° C.; MS(%): 424(3); Anal. for C23H25 FN4 OS.H2O: C, 57.67; H, 5.89; N, 11.70. Found: C, 57.96; H, 5.62; N, 11.47; 5-(2-(4-(1,2-benzisothiazol-3yl)piperazinyl)butyl)-1-ethyloxindole hemihydrate, 25%, m.p. 1260-1280 C.; MS(%): 434(2), 298(10), 271(55), 232(34), 177(53), 163(100); Anal. for C25H30N4 OS.1/2H2O: C, 67.69; H, 7.04; N, 12.63. Found: C, 67.94; H, 6.73; N, 12.21;
    • 5-(2-(4-(naphthalen-1-yl)piperazinyl)ethyl)-1-ethyloxindole hydrochloride hydrate, 21%, m.p.>300° C.; MS(%): 399(1), 225(96), 182(30), 70(100); Anal. for C26H29N3 O.HCl.H2O: C, 68.78; H, 7.10; N, 9.26. Found: C, 69.09; H, 6.72; N, 9.20;
    • 5-(2-(4-(naphthalen-1-yl)piperazinyl)ethyl)-6-fluorooxindole hydrochloride, 23%, m.p. 2890-2910 C.; MS(%): 389(1), 232(3), 225(100), 182(32), 70(84); Anal. for C24H24FN3 O.HCl.1/2 CH2 Cl2; C, 62.82; H, 5.60; N, 8.97. Found: C, 62.42; H, 5.82; N, 8.77;
    • 5-(2-(4-(naphthalen-1yl)piperazinyl)ethyl)-7-fluorooxindole hydrochloride, 22%, m.p. 308° C.(dec.); MS(%): 389(1), 225(100); Anal. for C24H24FN3 O.HCl.CH2 Cl2; C 58.78, H 5.93, N 8.23. Found: C, 58.82; H, 5.80; N, 8.27;
EXAMPLE 17

6-(4-(2-(3-Benzisothiazolyl)piperazinyl)ethyl)phenyl)benzothiazolone

To a 100 ml round-bottomed flask equipped with condenser and nitrogen in let were added 1.03 grams (4 mmol) 6-(2-bromoethyl)-benzothiazolone, 0.88 grams (4 mmol) N-benzisothiazolylpiperazine, 0.84 grams (8 mmol) sodium carbonate, 2 mg sodium iodide, and 40 ml methylisobutyl ketone. The reaction was refluxed 36 hours, cooled, filtered, and the filtrate evaporated. The residue was chromatographed on silica gel using ethyl acetate as eluent to afford an oil, which was taken up in methylene chloride and precipitated by addition of ether saturated with HCl. The solid was filtered, washed with ether, dried briefly, washed with a minimal amount of acetone and dried to afford a white solid, m.p. 288°-290° C., 1.44 grams (76.7%).

EXAMPLE A

A. Following the general procedure for the preparation of 5-(chloroacetyl)oxindole in Example 12A, the following intermediates were prepared from the appropriate oxindoles:

    • 5-(chloroacetyl)-1-ethyl-oxindole (81%, m.p. 1570-1590 C., NMR(CDCl3); 1.30(t,3H), 3.60(s,2H), 3.85(q,2H), 4.70(s,2H), 6.85-8.15(m,2H);
    • 5-(chloroacetyl)-1-methyloxindole(C1, H10ClNO2, 92%, m.p. 2010-2020 C.;
    • 1(3-chlorophenyl)-5(chloroacetyl)oxindole, 98% m.p. 143°-145° C., NMR(DMSO-d6): 3.85(br s,2H), 5.10(s,2H), 6.8(d,1H), 7.4-7.6(m,4H), 7.9 (s+d,2H); MS(%): 319(17, 270(100), 179(46), 178(38);
    • 1,3-dimethyl-5-(chloroacetyl)oxindole, 97% m.p. 206°-207°
    • 5-(chloroacetyl)-spirocyclopentane[1,3′]-indolone, 99%, m.p. 203°-204° C.(dec).; NMR(DMSO-d6): 2.0(brs,8H), 4.95(s,2H), 6.9(d,1H), 7.8(d+s,2H), 10.6(brs, 1H);
    • 5-(chloroacetyl)-1,3,3-trimethyloxindole, 82%, m.p. 1820-185° C., NMR(CDCl3): 1.45(s,6H), 3.25(s,3H), 4.65(s,2H), 6.9(d, 1H), 7.9(s,1H), 8.0(d,1H);
    • 6-fluoro-5-(chloroacetyl)oxindole, 96%, m.p. 1780-1800 C.; NMR(DMSO-d6): 3.5(s,2H), 4.8(d,2H), 6.7-7.2(m,2H), 7.8(d,1H);
    • 7-fluoro5-(chloroacetyl)oxindole, 91%, m.p. 1940-1960 C., NMR(DMSO-d6): 3.68(s,2H), 5.13(s,2H) 7.65-7.9(dd,2H);
    • 6-chloro-5-(chloroacetyl)oxindole, 99%, m.p. 206°-207° C.;
    • 5-(chloroacetyl)-3,3-dimethyl-6-fluorooxindole, 89%, m.p. 185°-1880 C.;
    • 5-(y-chlorobutyryl)oxindole, 84%, oil, MS(%): 239, 237(55);
    • 1-ethyl-5-(y-chlorobutyryl)oxindole, 99%, oil, NMR(CDCl3): 1.2(t,3H), 1.5-2.7(m,5H), 3.0-3.2(m,2H), 3.5-4.0(m,3H), 6.8-7.0(d,1H), 7.9(s,1H), 7.95(d,1H), and
    • 5-(y-chlorobutyryl)-7-fluorooxindole, 53%, m.p. 156°-160° C.
EXAMPLE B

By the same procedure as that used to prepare 5-(2-chlorethyl)oxindole in Example 12B, the following were prepared:

    • 5-(2-chloroethyl)-1-ethyloxindole, 93%, m.p. 120°-122° C.; NMR (CDCl3): 1.30(t,2H), 3.55(s,2H), 3.65-4.0(m,4H), 6.8-7.3(m,3H);
    • 5-(2-chloroethyl)-1-methyloxindole, 99%, m.p. 127°-130° C.; NMR (CDCl3): 3.1(t,2H), 3.2(s,2H), 3.5(s,2H), 3.75(t,2H), 6.8(d,1H), 7.15(s,1H), 7.3(d,1H);
    • 5-(2-chloroethyl)-1-(3-chlorophenyl)oxindole, 83%, m.p. 75°-76° C.;
    • 5-(2-chloroethyl)-1,3-dimethyloxindole, 58%, m.p. 73°-750 C., NMR CDCl3): 1.45-1.55(d,3H), 3.03-3.2(t,2H), 3.25(s,3H), 3.30-3.60(q,1H), 3.65-3.90(t,2H), 6.85-6.90(d,1H), 7.15(s,1H), 7.15-7.30(d,1H);
    • 5′-(2-chloroethyl)-spiro[cyclopentane-1,3′-indoline]-2′-one, 92%, m.p. 140°-142° C.; NMR(DMSO-d6): 2.8(brs,8H), 2.90(t,2H), 3.7(t,2H), 6.6-7.1(m,3H), 10.2(brs,1H);
    • 5-(2-chloroethyl)-,3,3-trimethyloxindole, 83%, oil;
    • 5-(2-chloroethyl)-6-fluorooxindole 62%, m.p. 1880-190° C.; NMR(DMSO-ds) 3.05(t,2H), 3.5(2,2H), 3.85(t,2H), 6.6-7.3(m,2H);
    • 5-(2-chloroethyl)-7-fluorooxindole, 79%, m.p. 176°-1790 C.; MS(%); 213(50), 180(20), 164(100), 136(76);
    • 5-(2-chloroethyl)-6-chlorooxindole, 94%, m.p. 210°-211° C.;
    • 5-(2-chloroethyl)-3,3-dimethyl-6-fluorooxindole (C12H13ClFNO, 84%, m.p. 195°-1960 C., NMR(DMSO-d6): 1.3(s,6H), 3.05(t,2H), 3.7(t,2H), 6.65(d,1H), 7.1(d,1H), 10.1(br s,1H);
    • 5-(4-chlorobutyl)oxindole, 40%, oil, NMR(CDCl3): 1.6-2.0(m,4H), 2.6(m,2H), 3.6(m,4H), 6.8-7.15(m,3H), 9.05(br s, 1H);
    • 5-(4-chlorobutyl)-ethyloxindole, 48%, oil, NMR(CDCl3): 1.25(t,3H), 1.5-1.95(m,4H), 2.6(m,2H), 3.5(s,2H), 3.55(t,2H), 3.75(q,2H), 6.7-7.2(m,3H); and

5-(4-chlorobutyl)-7-fluorooxindole, 71%, m.p. 1680-173° C.

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U.S. Classification514/253.06, 514/254.02, 514/254.06
International ClassificationA61P25/24, A61P25/00, A61K31/496
Cooperative ClassificationA61K31/496
European ClassificationA61K31/496
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